Lunch and Language
On a beautiful fall day, our friends from Latino Princetonians – Lisa M. Linn de Barona and Oscar Torres-Reyes – enabled us to experience El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as it is celebrated in Mexico and other South American cultures on November 1st and 2nd. They even built an ofrenda (altar) to honor the dead (some IEGAP members brought the photos of their deceased loved ones). The celebrations developed from pre-Columbian cultures (the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Olmecs), today this holiday is celebrated by families and friends gathering together. This tradition is currently part of Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. We learned who La Catrina is, what…
On Friday 5/3 almost fifty people (not only IEGAP members) gathered to taste food, see pictures and hear stories from Jordan. Katy Montoya and Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh gave a beautiful presentation about Jordan. We learned what to do to stop us serving coffee (after several refills) and why we should visit Petra. Thank you!
On beautiful Spring day two IEGAP members – Chi Chung and Quoc Nguyen gave us a glimpse into rich Vietnamese culture and food. They also brought homemade Vietnamese food. We learned what bánh is and how it tastes and when and how you should celebrate Tết. Thank you!